Florence Alabama is the largest city in the Florence Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area, and due to its size, the city sees plenty of visitors every year. There are many great things to do here, as well as events to attend, and foods to sample. The University of North Alabama is located in the heart of Florence, and caters to the student population with a mix of stores and restaurants. Elswhere, the Greater Florence Muscle Shoals Area offers a wide range of vacation rentals and vacation home rentals for all types of travelers.
There are many amazing things to do in Florence. If you're an outdoors person and love the fresh air, Florence is the place for you. For picturesque parks and trails visit Deibert Park and McFarland Park which are located on the Tennessee River and so boast beautiful views across the water. River Heritage Park is also a great park to go for a picnic and feed the birds. If you love animals and want to explore natural habitats, Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge is a wild animal sanctuary and nature preserve, perfect for both adults and children alike. Afterwards, stop by the Wilson Park to drop a penny in the fountain for good luck and see W. C. Handy’s statue -- the father of blues.
For the golfers of your group, the Blackberry Trail Golf Course rents equipment to visitors and has an impressive course based in a tranquil environment. If you are traveling with children and want a fun-filled day out, the Children Museum of the Shoals is home to brilliant interactive exhibits.
For a little history and interesting landmarks, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House is like taking a step back in time. This is the only Frank Lloyd Wright property in Alabama, and the museum offers guided tours for visitors interested in its past. Elsewhere, the Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall is an old, large stone wall -- dating back more than 30 years -- and a tribute to the Yuchi Indian tribe. The wall has a somewhat philosophical vibe as the person who constructed the wall chose stones after an elder of the tribe said everything passes, but stones remain. For a spectacular view, the Renaissance tower is a 26 storey building and the tallest attraction in Alabama.
The best areas to stay are the harbor area or the historical downtown area. There are plenty of great vacation rentals in Florence, such as a studio-style pool house which is perfect for a couple, or if you are traveling with family how about a house with 2 bedrooms 1 bath and a private pool? Most properties tend to come with full kitchens, a living room, and an amazing view. If you need a vacation rental which offers 2 bedroom or more, the harbor area is better. If you prefer something traditional, browse the many Muscle Shoals hotels.
Visit Florence during spring when the weather is warm and the flowers are all in bloom. The average temperature from May to October is over 80 degrees, while from November through to February it sits around 55 degrees.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Florence. The warmest months in Florence are May and June, when temperatures reach 100 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 20 ˚F. The wettest month in Florence is November with 10.85 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 1.89 inches of rain.
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Browse places to stay from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 254 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Florence ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. If you are wanting to save money, the cheapest place to stay in Florence is just $20 a night. The average price of a rental is around $121 per night.
Those needing to get some work done during their trip to Florence can pick from 86 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 19 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 9 accommodations that have gyms. Driving to Florence? Then choose one of the 91 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 16 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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